City of Rollingwood issues declaration of disaster

Rollingwood and many other western Travis County officials are monitoring events as the situation involving the coronavirus continues to evolve.
(Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)
Rollingwood and many other western Travis County officials are monitoring events as the situation involving the coronavirus continues to evolve. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)

Rollingwood and many other western Travis County officials are monitoring events as the situation involving the coronavirus continues to evolve. (Brian Rash/Community Impact Newspaper)

The city of Rollingwood has issued declaration of a local state of disaster and public health emergency.

According to the declaration, the state of disaster and public health emergency will continue for a period of no more than seven days and activate the city of Rollingwood’s emergency management plan.


Among the authorizations granted to the city, officials may now commandeer or use any private property or temporarily acquire by lease or other means sites for temporary housing units or emergency shelters for evacuees, subject to compensation requirements, according to the declaration.

The city is also authorized “to take any actions necessary to promote health and suppress disease, including quarantine, examining and regulating hospitals, regulating ingress from the city, and fining those who do not comply with the city’s rules.”

According to information from the city, the declaration takes effect immediately and any violation of the rules within it constitute a class C misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $2,000.
By Brian Rash
Brian has been a reporter and editor since 2012. He wrote about the music scene in Dallas-Fort Worth before becoming managing editor for the Graham Leader in Graham, Texas, in 2013. He relocated to Austin, Texas, in 2015 to work for Gatehouse Media's large design hub. He became the editor for the Lake Travis-Westlake publication of Community Impact in August 2018. From there he became a dual-market editor for Community Impact's New Braunfels and San Marcos-Buda-Kyle editions. Brian is now a senior editor for the company's flagship papers, the Round Rock and Pflugerville-Hutto editions.


MOST RECENT

The new Oak Hill H-E-B is scheduled to open Oct. 27. (Courtesy of H-E-B)
New Oak Hill H-E-B in Southwest Austin opening on schedule

The 90,000-square-foot space will open a mile west of the old Oak Hill store.

New statewide maps will go into effect Jan. 18, 2022. (Community Impact Newspaper Staff)
Gov. Abbott approves new voting maps for state legislature, Congress, school districts for next decade

The maps will go into effect Jan. 18, 2022, after the state legislature passed them during a 30-day special session.

The statewide job fair will connect veterans to employers as well as other resource providers. (Sandra Sadek/Community Impact Newspaper)
Statewide job fair aims to connect Texas veterans and their families to employers

The job fair is coming to local Texas Workforce Solutions offices, some of which are having early admission for veterans and their families.

Teso Life currently has a location in Carrollton near another 99 Ranch Market and other Asian businesses and restaurants. (Matt Payne/Community Impact Newspaper)
CI NATION ROUNDUP: Japanese department store Teso Life coming to Frisco; New Braunfels’ Gruene Hall set as backdrop for Scotty McCreery music video and more top news

Take a look at the top five trending stories across all of Community Impact Newspaper’s coverage areas as of Oct. 25.

The San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter is set to begin renovations Oct. 25. (Zara Flores/Community Impact Newspaper)
San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter to begin renovations

City Council approved $240,000 for renovations to the San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter.

Child on a computer.
Texas Education Agency accepting applications for $1,500 grants for students in special education

To be eligible for the grant, students must be enrolled in pre-K through 12th grade in a Texas public school and served by a special education program.

Lululemmon is coming to the Hill Country Galleria on Nov. 26. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Lululemon coming soon to Hill Country Galleria in Bee Cave

Lululemon will open a new location in the Hill Country Galleria on Nov. 26.

Fitness studio Body20 is coming soon to Bee Cave's Hill Country Galleria. (Courtesy Giant Noise Public Relations)
New fitness studio, candy pop-up shop coming to Hill Country Galleria

A new candy pop-up shop and fitness studio are coming to Bee Cave's Hill Country Galleria.

Amazon is hiring for thousands of seasonal jobs statewide across its operations department. (Courtesy Amazon)
Amazon hiring for thousands of seasonal jobs throughout Texas

It is that time of year when people look for seasonal jobs as the holidays approach. Amazon aims to meet that demand by hiring for thousands of seasonal positions throughout Texas.

Photo of Austin Community College pharmacy students preparing vaccines
Austin Public Health ramps up COVID-19 booster shot offerings, prepares for pediatric vaccines

High-risk individuals who received Pfizer are Moderna doses six months ago or more are now eligible for boosters—as are most recipients of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.